As a kid, my TV time was limited, but I always tried to watch Hey Arnold! on Nickelodeon. One episode in particular titled ‘Pigeon Man’ really resonated with me. The message of love, acceptance, beauty and freedom still applies today.
While cruising around on my bike this week, hundreds of pigeons soared above. They entertained me with an elegant synchronized circle before landing on a roof close by inhabited by at least another couple hundred birds. Then I saw a man. The Pigeon Man was real and I knew I had to photograph him.
I locked up my bike and just this lady was about to enter the building, I sneaked in behind her and took the stairs to the top.
The pigeon man wasn’t friendly. “Do you live here? You are trespassing.” I told him a little about myself and respectfully asked for his permission to photograph him and his pigeons. He agreed to two photos only. Here they are.
Kapotasana is an intense backbend that opens the entire front of the body including the psoas, chest, thighs, ankles and even the throat. It also strengthens the back and stimulates the abdominal organs. Backbends like this are useful after a long workweek leaning over a desk. Join me today and this weekend to reset your body and mind to healthy with yoga. Times and studios listed below.
Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour
Sat 11:15am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa
Sun 11am - Vinyasa